The 2014 NFL preseason is just a couple of months away and will answer a lot of questions for the KC Chiefs. One of those lingering questions is what will the Chiefs do as far as the wide receiver position goes? Fans were shocked during the draft when the Chiefs did not take a receiver in the first round, but even more so when they didn’t draft any wide receivers.
As of right now the Chiefs’ wide receiver depth chart doesn’t scream wow to anyone. The current roster (courtesy of CBS Sports) lists Kansas City having 11 total receivers (four of those being rookies).
Obviously the most known ones are Donnie Avery, Dwayne Bowe, Junior Hemingway, and A.J. Jenkins. Weston Dressler joined the team during the offseason and looks to be making strides in OTAs after coming from the Canadian league.
Bowe has the potential to be an elite receiver at times. We got to see that side of him in the 2010 season when he had 72 receptions for 1,162 yards and a whopping 15 touchdowns. Bowe was on fire that year and it would be great to see him return to that form in 2014.
With Alex Smith having one year under center in Kansas City, he should definitely be more comfortable with some of these guys. It’s still tough to get excited about this offense though, when we’re really unsure as to who will line up opposite Bowe.
Avery blew a lot of opportunities last year, but he more than likely holds the best chance at starting over the other guys. He is a former second round pick and hasn’t really lived up to the hype he had coming out of college.
Hemingway was drafted in the seventh round in 2012 and had a decent season last year. He started two games and had two touchdowns. Hopefully he gets more opportunities to play in 2014 because he showed a lot of potential at times last season.
Labeled as a bust in San Francisco, Jenkins came to Kansas City during the preseason last year. He didn’t do so hot in 2013 recording only eight receptions and no touchdowns. Jenkins has yet to have a touchdown in his two year career in the pros.
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